ONE CHILD AT A TIME, ONE BOOK AT A TIME.
IMAGINE if every child in Mahoning County entered school ready to learn and with a love of reading. The Imagination Library will help your child achieve that goal. The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley wants to put a book in every child's hand birth to age five at no cost. Through the Imagination Library, kids will receive a FREE age appropriate book mailed directly to your home until they turn five years old. By getting on board with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, the children will be able to lay the tracks for a promising future. Should the child move from Mahoning County, he/she will automatically exit the program. Our gift to your child is free books, your gift to them is the power to read. All families in Mahoning County with children birth to age five are eligible to enroll.
WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES?
Be a resident of Mahoning County.
Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by a parent or guardian (form must be approved and on file with the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley)
Notify United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley of ANY ADDRESS CHANGE. If you change your address you MUST notify the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley to continue receiving books.
Read with your child!
If you would like to register a child, please click here to fill out a registration form.
It will take between 24-48 hours for approval. It will take up to 6-8 weeks to recieve their first book.
Donations are welcome, but not required.
If you wish to donate to the
United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, please click here.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley initiative in collaboration with Covelli Enterprises, THE ITALIAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION, Jane F. Lamb Charitable Foundation, William M. Neckerman Charitable Foundation, and other community partners.
THE ITALIAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Jane F. Lamb Charitable Foundation
William M. Neckerman Charitable Foundation
The James & Coralie Centofanti Charitable Foundation